HDH Wine

2015 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc

Pessac-Léognan

PRICE:
$109.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
59 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Composed of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris, the Smith Haut Lafitte 2015 Blanc has an incredibly compelling nose of ripe apricots, passion fruit, honeyed lemons and crushed stones with a hint of lime blossoms. Medium-bodied, super intense and super minerally, the palate sings of stone fruit and citrus layers with plenty of zip and zing, finishing with incredible persistence, alluring fruitiness and a savory contrast that will keep you reaching for another glass." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 02/21/2018)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2020-2037


"Piercing and pure, with vibrant honeysuckle and chamomile flower notes followed by grapefruit, lemon and white peach flavors. The finish ripples with energy, while fleur de sel and gooseberry accents fill in. Terrific length. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2,500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2019-2029


"In 2015 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is rich, sumptuous and incredibly inviting, with no hard edges and fabulous balance. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2015 retains a good bit of freshness. Naturally, the 2015 leans toward the richer end of the spectrum in 2015, yet all of the signatures are very much in place. The aromatics aren't fully expressive. It will be interesting to see what time brings." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/26/2016)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2018-2025


"The 2015 Smith Haut-Lafitte Blanc has a fragrant bouquet of dried honey, white peach and light spicy aromas, unfurling with every swirl of the glass. The palate presents a slightly honeyed opening countered by acidity, but feels perhaps just a little too rich toward the second half. Tropical notes emerge on the finish. The balance is here and maybe this will give more with a couple of years in bottle. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 07/09/2019)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2023-2045


"Rich cedary nose. Spicy and mealy and still bright with citrus fruit. Gorgeous and balanced. Full and long." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/08/2017)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2018-2028


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